Art Is...The Permanent Revolution
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Art Is...The Permanent Revolution
The anger and outrage captured by graphic artists have defined revolutions through the centuries. Printmakers have depicted the human condition in all its glories and struggles so powerfully that perceptions, attitudes and politics have been dramatically influenced. And the value and impact of this art is even more important today. In the new documentary, Art Is... The Permanent Revolution, three contemporary American artists and a master printer help explain the dynamic sequences of social reality and protest. Among the wide range of 60 artists on display are Rembrandt, Goya, Daumier,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There is no mistaking Mr. Kirchheimer's convictions or his understandable love for the creators here, past and present."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"Put succinctly, this is the greatest film ever made dealing with the connection between art and radical politics."
‑ Louis Proyect,
"[Offers] up compelling portraits of practicing artists intelligently probing their status as socially conscious image makers."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Time Out New York
"The entire history of politically inspired printmaking unfolds in Manfred Kirchheimer's admirably serious, hands-on documentary."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"[A] lightly argued but forcefully illustrated look at the historical and philosophical interplay between the artisanal process and political art."
‑ Michelle Orange, Village Voice
"The premise of this brief portrait sketch is as modest as the standard-definition, full-frame format in which it was photographed."
‑ Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine
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